Dear friends,

You probably have noticed that the daily SITREPs have been coming in with some irregularity recently.  This is due to the fact that two of my research assistants – Raskolnikova and Duff – have had to stop their activities.   One of them is facing some personal difficulties while the other one has simply disappeared.  The good news is that Scott will now become my senior researcher and Baaz, who until now was doing the Sunday weekly SITREPs, will become a research assistant.  Scott and Baaz will now work together, possibly with more research assistants, to reorganize the flow of SITREPs on this blog.

If you are interested in working with them, please drop me an email at

I want to sincerely thanks Raskolnikova and Duff for all the excellent work they did for this blog and I wish them all the best.

Finally, we have been working on a major reorganization of our Translations Team and the Russian Saker blog and I will give you all the details about this in the near future.

Kind regards to all,

The Saker


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